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What benefit removal household goods ?

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  • What benefit removal household goods ?

    If you leave aside protected household items that cannot be removed, there is very little else a bailiff can take
    these days that can be quickly turned into ready cash and would it be worth the effort anyway. What can a bailiff
    take from somebody to cover say a debt of 1000.00 ? It was always the TV they could rely on in the past but a
    second hand TV is worth next to nothing. All white goods are now protected (such as microwaves) as is clothing
    and tools needed for work, even computers required to run a business or for school. are beyond the reach of bailiffs
    these days.

    Would be interesting to know what bailiffs do nowadays to get around the small return on household chattel.
    The threat of removal of goods is itself fast becoming an anachronism
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    It is still the threat of removal that usually gets results particularly if they have gained entry. A microwave can still be taken if there is an alternative means of cooking/heating food. Usual target is still a vehicle.


    • #3
      On the subject of microwaves
      These are notorious for going rusty very quickly and even a good one will always have that grubby feel about it. Wonder what a bailiff could hope to recover when you can pick-up a brand-new one on the internet for 25. Ever seen a bailiff in the post office sending off a second hand microwave to someone? Postage alone would probably hit the 25 mark
      Last edited by peterpiper; 11th January 2021, 16:29:PM.


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